New sanctions against Russia in the event of its further aggression against Ukraine will be extremely serious.
This was stated by US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, Ukrinform reports.
“We have made it clear that the initial sanctions in response to any further aggressive actions against Ukraine will be extremely severe and isolate Russia, Russian business and Russians” she said.
Nuland stressed that President Joe Biden reported this to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a virtual conversation, warning him of the serious losses and consequences of aggression against Ukraine.
“The president told him it would be different from what it was in 2014” Nuland added.
She also noted that there is a plan in case of aggression: “measures of the first day, measures of the fifth day, measures of the tenth day.”
According to Nuland, Biden told Putin that NATO and candidate countries are deciding whether to join NATO.
“No other external force will have the right to veto or vote in these decisions,” she said.
Earlier it was reported that Biden threatened Putin with serious consequences in the event of an invasion of Ukraine.
It will be recalled that a video call between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 7 was made due to the build-up of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border.